A wild animal, suspected to be a stray lion, has killed three cows in Ossen village, Baringo County, sparking fears of more losses.
The incident brings the number of cows killed by the animal in the area to six in a span of one week.
Villagers say the animal is suspected to have struck at midnight killing and mauling the cows near Katimok forest.
Mr Kendele Chepkwony, who lost a dairy cow, said there is need for KWS to act. He said the continued delay to drive the wild animal out of the villages was worsening the situation, as the locals will continue incurring unnecessary losses.
“This animal has been roaming in this area for the last one week and despite being aware of the risks it poses to humans and livestock, KWS has not done anything,” said Chepkwony.
About a week ago, the animal suspected to have escaped from Laikipia conservancy killed three cows in Kipng’ochoch, Sacho area.
Human-wildlife conflicts in Baringo County have recently been on the rise.
Recently, a wild animal suspected to be a leopard attacked Kirisoi and Kapkomon villages and killed more than 100 goats.
Rerimoi Yatich, who lost 24 out of the 26 goats he had to the beast, said the wild animal entered his homestead at around 1am.